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31-07-2020, 23:21   #1
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Today I put a deposit on a classic car

It’s a Irish reg car that has been sent over to Poland for restoration it will take about 8 weeks.. Do I keep you all in suspense and post pictures through out the build ??
Here is a few pictures of cars their working on here ..

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01-08-2020, 00:40   #2
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Sweet, so does Classic Car Garage send them to Poland, get restored then sent back, 8 week is a quick turn around, what you having done?


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Was it purely financial that you opted for Polish restoration work,
or was it the lack of competent restorers her.

Just curious,
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It’s just the way it came about no great planning on my behalf total restoration including new galvanized chassis had one back in the 1980’s so it’s bringing back plenty of happy memories..
They have done a good few at this stage and the garage here and in Poland has the same owner..

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It’s just the way it came about no great planning on my behalf total restoration including new galvanized chassis had one back in the 1980’s so it’s bringing back plenty of happy memories..
They have done a good few at this stage and the garage here and in Poland has the same owner..
Sounds like a plan.
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Just got the reg for the car today it starts with WZG ..

The one we had in the ‘80s was PZG pretty close !!
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Just me..but i wouldnt be happy sending my car away like that...i'd prefer to see and touch the progress...jus me tho...
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I have seen some of the other cars they have done and I was very impressed with the final job they did on them ..
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I have visited this restorer. As you know they do super work.
I got a bare metal respray, expensive but excellent.
The owner ,or perhaps now ex owner told me of the Poland project, I think since that costs in Poland might have risen, but more talent may be available.
I have seen some total restorations there, in Kingscourt, but as many here will attest, until stripped down , costings are difficult.
Do you intend to let us know the make/model?
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isnt it hard to imagine that transporting a car that far, i am sure its a grand round trip, would be included in a ,say 10 k job

question, did you have an option of getting it done here by the same people, in other words, how long is the queue here
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Cost of the job is €10500 that includes nearly €3000 worth of new parts that will be collected in France to be dropped off in Poland as I said above they have done several this way ..
Maybe more expensive jobs would be done here !!

I forgot to mention they sourced the car ..

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isnt it hard to imagine that transporting a car that far, i am sure its a grand round trip, would be included in a ,say 10 k job

question, did you have an option of getting it done here by the same people, in other words, how long is the queue here
I've been quoted €8,500 here to respray (properly) my 01 TT - with no panel work needed at all, so €10,500 is a bargain for a whole-car resto to me.
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.. and the TT is not a big car .. !!
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I've been quoted €8,500 here to respray (properly) my 01 TT - with no panel work needed at all, so €10,500 is a bargain for a whole-car resto to me.
Are they spraying it with gold plating or something?
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Are they spraying it with gold plating or something?
I think the word properly might have a bearing on the price.

I have heard of a few lads that can do it cheaper .....Boss
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